Crime- the Lifestyle

March 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.

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Mandated vs. Voluntary Treatment

March 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I suspect that the methodology for measuring success was far too narrow. Focused entirely on crime, they missed a host of other gains from participation in treatment.

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Fault and Blame

March 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.

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August 6, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Those misconceptions are a principal reason so many Americans have become skeptical of the value of treating addictions at all.

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Relapse and Addiction Policy

May 18, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Somebody who shows up six months later, sick, asking for another admission to the hospital, is in their eyes a failure.

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Where Goals and Effectiveness Meet

April 30, 2015 by Cecile

Experience tells us that almost all of the wide variety of treatment strategies and models are around because they work well for someone.

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Outcome vs. Impact

March 12, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Signpost with arms pointing to good, better, best

Correlation is not, I repeat not, causation, but it has some value in itself.

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The Five Percent Meme

November 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.

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The Compliance Problem

March 24, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It presupposes a patient who agrees with the recommendations, which, particularly with addictions, may not be the case.

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The Natural History of Recovery: One Youth’s Experience

December 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

This is really about a continuous process of change. The unifying force is the addict’s subjective experience.

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